When Barack Obama took office, he pledged a new overture to the world’s emerging powers. Today each of the Brics – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – is at loggerheads with America, or worse. -Edward Luce
Iraq: 'One of the Great Achievements' of Obama Administration
Democrat, Liberal, Obama, Narrative
Russian prime minister Dmitry Medvedev says that "we are slowly but surely approaching a second cold war." He also said that U.S. President Barack Obama could be "more tactful politically" and that he's disappointed in some of the decisions Obama has made.
Democrat, Liberal, Obama, Character, Sex, Scandal, Narrative, Oops
“The U.S. should apologize further,” Gabriel Silva told the Colombian newspaper El Tiempo about the sordid sex scandal that involved a dozen agents and another dozen military personnel. “It is necessary, and I want to hear it from the White House,” Silva said in his tough talk to a scribe back home.
Democrat, Liberal, Obama, Funny, Brilliance, Oops
Yesterday Barack Obama addressed the Summit of the Americas in Colombia and spoke about the conflict between the United Kingdom and Argentina over the Falklands. Obama seemed to tilt toward Argentina by calling the islands the “Malvinas” rather than the Falklands, which Argentina insists is their proper name. Only Obama didn’t say Malvinas, he said Maldives–an entirely different group of islands located thousands of miles from the Falklands in the Indian Ocean.
Democrat, Liberal, Funny, Narrative, Oops
It is the fear of every party guest, turning up in an outfit not suited to the dress code. And unfortunately for Hillary Clinton, her slip up was witnessed by top government officials from across the globe.
Democrat, Liberal, Obama, Brilliance, Oops
President Obama mistakenly referred to the nation of Georgia as "Russia" after a bilateral meeting with the Georgian president -- an unfortunate slip-up, given that the president was celebrating 20 years of Georgian independence from Soviet rule.
In a closed door meeting in 2007, Senator Barack Obama boasted that his judgment in foreign policy was “better than any other candidate in this race, Republican or Democrat.” Obama’s statement includes then-rivals Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. As the unraveling of President Obama’s foreign policy becomes a campaign issue in 2012, it’s worth recalling the unbridled arrogance that may have contributed to recent disasters.
Liberal, Obama, Narrative
The United States has apologised for controversial remarks made by a US diplomat who spoke of "dark and dirty" Indians, calling the comments "inappropriate".
Democrat, Liberal, Incompetence, Obama, Funny, Brilliance, Oops
The conversation then drifted to Netanyahu, at which time Sarkozy declared: “I cannot stand him. He is a liar.” According to the report, Obama replied: “You’re fed up with him, but I have to deal with him every day!” The remark was naturally meant to be said in confidence, but the two leaders’ microphones were accidentally left on, making the would-be private comment embarrassingly public.
Democrat, Liberal, Incompetence, Obama, Oops
“Obama insults Sarkozy,” blared the headline on one French website, taking umbrage at Mr. Obama’s wayward remark at the G-20 summit here about the physical appearance of French President Nicolas Sarkozy.
Democrat, Liberal, Incompetence, Obama, Brilliance, Oops
There was widespread criticism in Britain and from Anglophiles in the US of Mr Obama’s recent present to Mr Brown of a box set of classic American movies on DVDs that were not compatible with British DVD players.
Democrat, Incompetence, Obama, Oops
Hillary Clinton gave Sergei Lavrov a mock "reset" button, symbolising US hopes to mend frayed ties with Moscow. But he said the word the Americans chose, "peregruzka", meant "overloaded" or "overcharged", rather than "reset".